State and local leaders will join James Beard chef Jesse Schenker Thursday for its inaugural Regional Leaders Luncheon to End Overdoses.
Opioid deaths cost the region an average of $25.8 billion in economic output and resulted in a total estimated fatality cost of $14.2 billion for the Tampa Bay region, and 75% of those who fatally overdose are prime-aged workforce members.
Local leaders set to attend include:
• President and CEO of the Tampa Bay Partnership Bemetra Simmons
• St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch
• Pinellas County Commissioner Pat Gerard
• State Rep. Jackie Toledo
More information about the event can be found here.
– Kelsey Sunderland, Extensive Enterprises Media